Hudson diagnosed with torn elbow ligament

June 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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ATLANTA, June 27 (UPI) -- Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Daniel Hudson has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow, Manager Kirk Gibson said Wednesday.

Hudson exited Tuesday's game in Atlanta in the second inning after complaining of elbow soreness.

A magnetic resonance imaging exam confirmed a tear of the right-hander's ulnar collateral ligament and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

The typical treatment for such an injury is "Tommy John" ligament replacement surgery, which usually requires 12 months of recovery time.

Hudson indicated he may seek a second opinion on the diagnosis.

The 25-year-old hurler has struggled this season, going 3-2 with 62 hits and 12 walks over 45 1/3 innings, compiling a 7.35 ERA.

Last season -- his first full year as a major league starter -- saw the Old Dominion product rack up a 3.49 ERA through 222 innings for the D-backs.

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